Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (16-11, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) play the Washington Mystics (20-7, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Wintrust Arena on Friday, August 23, 2019.
The Mystics have been great for basketball wagerers, having gone 15-10 ATS. The Sky are covering the spread 65.4% of the time, going 17-9 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been an excellent Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 16-10.
Washington covers the spread 53.8% of the time as the visitor, having gone 7-6 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago covers the spread 66.7% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 8-4 against the spread.
The Sky have been an excellent Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 16-10.
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/22/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Chicago Sky
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Elena Delle Donne comes into this game averaging 19.0 points per contest while being on the court 28.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 52% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. LaToya Sanders averages 5.6 points per game in 24.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Allie Quigley averages 14.0 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Diamond DeShields averages 15.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 88.6 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 32.5 rebounds per contest and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.7 per game. The Mystics allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.2. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Sky surrender 81.7 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 115.2, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 76.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the league. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.4, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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